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SRSG on Violence against Children - Presentation of 2nd Annual Report to the Human Rights Council

08/03/2011

Geneva, 8 March 2011- Presentation of the second report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Ms. Marta Santos Pais to Human Rights Council and introduction of joint report with Ms. Najat Maalla M'jid, Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, on child sensitive reporting, counseling and complain mechanisms.

ILO Convention No. 182 on the Worst Forms of Child labour

17/06/1999

ILO Convention No. 182: Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999

The General Conference of the International Labour Organization,

Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its 87th Session on 1 June 1999, and

Considering the need to adopt new instruments for the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, as the main priority for national and international action, including international cooperation and assistance, to complement the Convention and the Recommendation concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment, 1973, which remain fundamental instruments on child labour, and

UN experts call for better data collection and research on violence against children

11/03/2011

Geneva - At a special event held during the current meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva today, UN experts called for better data and research on violence against children in order to strengthen government action for prevention and response to violence, including legislative reform to prohibit it in all its forms.

Organized by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, UNICEF and OHCHR, the interactive panel discussion on the theme of promoting better data and research to inform child sensitive and effective laws, policies and action to combat violence against children highlighted new evidence about children's exposure to physical punishment and psychological aggression.

Removing the stigma: Senior UN child rights experts call for safe, accessible and child-sensitive counselling and complaints mechanisms to address violence against children

09/03/2011

Geneva - Senior child rights experts called on countries to create and strengthen child-sensitive mechanisms where children can seek help and report incidents of violence. “Such mechanisms are still too often unavailable or difficult to access, particularly by vulnerable children,” said Ms. Santos Pais, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children in a report submitted to the Human Rights Council with the Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.

Marrakesh Declaration

21/12/2010

Adopted at the Fourth Arab High Level Conference on the Rights of the Child (Marrakech, 19-21 December, 2010)

Debate: Women’s and Children’s Rights: Making the Connection

25/02/2011

New York - Debate at Danny Kaye Visitor’s Centre at UNICEF House, organized by UNICEF and UNFPA.

The four panellists were Dr. Nafis Sadik, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General and Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific; Stephen Lewis, Co-director of the international advocacy organization AIDS-Free World; Marta Santos Pais, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children; and Fabiola, 17, a youth advocate and member of Plan Cameroon’s Youth Empowerment through Technology, Arts and Media project.